Fabio Perini North America has always focused on adding value as a full-service partner for tissue converters. So, when the opportunity arose to eliminate waste, improve quality and deepen customer relationships through the implementation of Lean practices, the choice was easy. Learn more in this video.
As tissue converting equipment advances, a customer’s knowledge may not keep pace, which can lead to a disconnect when trying to solve problems or improve efficiencies. Fortunately, skilled technicians are available via augmented reality to help troubleshoot problems digitally. Learn more in this video.
Like any industry predicated on production, tissue manufacturing and converting presents a certain amount of peril to workers. The amount of equipment and humans on a production floor alone can make for hazardous situations, not to mention the often heavy, sharp, and quickly moving parts within that equipment that workers must be cognizant of at all times to prevent injury if safe practices and machine safety procedures are not being followed or used.
A measure of the difference between the ideal — the cost of doing everything perfectly the first time every time — and the actual costs associated with the reality of errors and inefficiencies in processes, the Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) can erode as much as 15-20% in sales revenue and up to 40% of total operational budgets for many organizations. If resolving quality issues isn’t addressed until somewhere in the cycle when the product transitions from planning to manufacturing to distribution, COPQ could further endanger profitability.
Parts obsolescence presents ongoing challenges and inherent risks within a number of industries, including tissue converting. Minimizing the threats posed by obsolete parts is both imperative and possible provided you identify the causes, understand the consequences and proactively find solutions.
Today’s tissue converters are serving customers who expect fast turnarounds and minimal downtime. Finding ways to be more cost-effective, efficient and focused on production is a top priority.
A new tissue converting line holds a lot of promise for your business — process efficiencies, product improvement, potentially higher profits. Fulfilling that promise requires a successful tissue converting line setup, which can be easier said than done without proper preparation.
Being aware of what might go wrong and how to avoid common pitfalls will save time, alleviate possibly costly delays and ensure the tissue converting line setup goes smoothly.
When adding new or used tissue converting equipment to your line, the cost of doing so doesn’t begin and end with the machine’s purchase price.
There are a number of considerations that impact the total cost of ownership, and all must be accounted for in order to truly understand the commitment you are making in the short and long term.
Tissue converting equipment is a substantial capital investment, leaving some converters to contemplate purchasing used machinery to stretch their budget dollars. Previously owned equipment is a viable option since it’s generally available at a fraction of the cost of new, but does an attractive price point provide enough of a value to justify the purchase?
Get clear answers to the following questions before making a final decision to purchase used tissue converting equipment over new.
Downtime can be a detriment to tissue converters, but it’s also necessary to keep production lines running at peak efficiency. The difference between hindrance and help is if the downtime is unplanned or planned.